“Ticka ticka two minutes,” her phone suddenly called out. She froze and looked at it as if it just bit her. She reached for it as it said it again. “Ticka ticka two minutes!” Her hand pulled away, then she shook it off. It is, after all, only her phone. She picked it up to find a calendar event going off.
She clicked it to get more information. It was set to go off at exactly this moment, but she hadn’t programmed it. She scrolled through, trying to remember why she would set it at this time. She gave up and put it down. Suddenly the bathroom door opened and her husband was standing there.
“Yup,” she said.
“You know how I hate missing the previews.”
“I know, dear,” she said with a wink.
“Well, we have to leave in a minute to get there in time.”
“Then stop slowing me down!”
He shut the door and the phone erupted yet again. “Ticka Ticka one minute.”
The sound of her husband giggling came from the other side of the door.
Artwork by the lovely Nadia Lavard. Click the image for her Tumblr.